The Cornwall Hill College Music Academy is one of the largest and liveliest in Gauteng with a huge array of ensembles, orchestras and choirs and more than 28 specialist music staff. The Music Academy is lead by Ms. Annalize Hoek (Director of Music).
More than 70% of pupils at Cornwall take part in musical activities throughout the year and there are opportunities for all types of musician, from Classical, Jazz to Contemporary.
The Music Academy is made up of a Music Hall, 13 practice rooms, four classrooms, two technology studios and 25 computer work stations. We offer every pupil training and experience in music technology.
Individual Instrumental tuition
We offer tuition to students from Grade 0 – 12 on a variety of instruments: Piano, Keyboard, Violin, Cello, Double bass, Guitar, Bass guitar, Flute, Piccolo, Recorder, Clarinet, Saxophone, Voice, Drums, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone and Euphonium.
Music theory is delivered through dedicated theory sessions.
Professional musicians regularly visit the Academy to run performance workshops and pupils take part in valuable masterclasses throughout the year to prepare them for the various exam boards such as ABRSM, Trinity and Rock School.
There are many excellent groups such as the Choirs, Orchestras, Marimba Bands, Brass band, Suzuki Ensembles (violin and cello), Guitar ensemble, Flute ensemble and Rock Band. These ensembles perform at major concerts and are of a very high standard.
In collaboration with Lovemore Music and Yamaha, Cornwall hosts an annual Orchestra Festival to provide a platform for young musicians to perform together and to promote ensemble playing.